If you are looking to immerse yourself in the history of the craft of woodworking, there are few alternatives better than visiting a historical recreated village. Sure, some of the big ones such as Plimoth Plantation and Colonial Williamsburg are world-renowned, don’t be too hasty to pass on a look in your backyard.
In Cape May County, New Jersey, you can find Cold Spring Village. This 30 acre site houses 24 buildings from the late 18th century, each staffed with interpreters who give visitors an insight into the ways of life in that time. You can find potters, blacksmiths, carpet weavers and – most interestingly – a cart wright working at the Douglass Carriage House.
Remember to keep your eyes open for treasures such as this one… you never know when you will have an opportunity to see history come alive.